Sealing Epoxy Garage Floor (Water Based)

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Jason

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Sealing Epoxy Garage Floor (Water Based)
« on: July 27, 2013, 07:40:42 PM »
Hi there - just wondeing if you can recommend a sealer for a freshly painted garage floor (water based epoxy used).  Not happy with finish and wanted to consider sealer over top to provide a ore washable end result.  Any suggestions welcome.  Cheers, Jason

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Tex Rowe

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Re: Sealing Epoxy Garage Floor (Water Based)
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2013, 10:45:11 AM »
Hi Jason,
water based epoxies do not fall into the same category as say a single pack water based acrylic. Therefore a water based epoxy can be re-coated with either water or a solvent based product without the risk of frying. A good cost effective approach would be our Garage Floor Paint which is a high solids pigmented solution. It should provide a slightly higher gloss finish than currently experiencing with a bit more life than a WBE!

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Re: Sealing Epoxy Garage Floor (Water Based)
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2017, 12:11:24 AM »
Hi, I'm wanting to paint my garage floor using the CSW waterbased 2 pac epoxy sealer & 2 pac epoxy solids clear top coat....couple of questions....
1. There's no mention about hot tyre pickup on your website,.. is this an issue using the above epoxy? Maybe some other members could chime in on their experiences.
2.  Obviously over time the clear coat will scratch & wear, what will I have to do to bring it back up to standard?
3.  Is there anyone out there that has tried using carbon fibre vinyl sheeting on concrete flooring with 2 pac clear top coat [any brand] . What is your experience?
Thanks,
Terry

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Re: Sealing Epoxy Garage Floor (Water Based)
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2017, 09:51:32 AM »
Hi Terry,
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There's no mention about hot tyre pickup on your website
It is important to note that when applicators refer to hot tyre pickup there are usually 2 points being referred to here. The first is tyre marks themselves. The higher the rubber content in the actual tyre (usually more expensive tyres), the greater the chance of marking. Unfortunately there is no coating that can prevent this totally.
The second main point when discussing hot tyre pickup is adhesion failure (delamination). Adhesion failure occurs when an improperly prepared surface prevents a topical coating to achieve an adequately key. If surface is prepared correctly, whether this be a grind, acid etch, sand etc, most coatings are hot tyre resistant especially within the epoxy range. CSW Coatings epoxies are applied on anywhere from mechanics workshops to aircraft hangers to residential garage floors.
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Obviously over time the clear coat will scratch & wear, what will I have to do to bring it back up to standard?
Products are re-coatable so simply prepare surface (may be a simple as a sand on sound surfaces) and re-coat.
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Is there anyone out there that has tried using carbon fibre vinyl sheeting on concrete flooring with 2 pac clear top coat
This would not be specific to CSW products as many substrates are coatable subject to correct preparation. Although not a recommendation for carbon fibre vinyl sheeting...vinyl, timber and steel can be coated but once again subject to correct prep work.
Hopefully someone else can weigh in here specific to carbon fibre vinyl sheeting.